Klausen, Jytte 1954–

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Klausen, Jytte 1954–

PERSONAL: Born February 21, 1954, in Denmark; daughter of Ernst Viktor (a farmer) and Alvilda Sophie (a homemaker; maiden name, Friis) Klausen; married Alan Wolfe; children: Rebekka, Jan, Andreas. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Århus, M.A., 1986; New School for Social Research (now New School University), Ph.D., 1992. Hobbies and other interests: Running, skiing.

ADDRESSES: Home—21 Addington Rd., Brookline, MA 02445. Office—Department of Politics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: University of Århus, Århus, Denmark, assistant professor, 1986–88; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, assistant professor, 1992–98, associate professor of political science, 1998–, director of graduate studies in politics, and member of women's studies program. Harvard University, fellow at Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, 1996–97, visiting scholar at Center for European Studies, 1997, 1999, and member of board of directors of graduate consortium in women's studies, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies; British Academy visiting professor at Nuffield College, Oxford, 2003; University of Amsterdam, member of IMES, 2003; University of Stockholm, member of CEIFO, 2003–04; University of Copenhagen, member of Institute of Sociology, 2003–04; American Academy, Berlin, Germany, fellow, 2004; guest speaker at other institutions, including University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, 1999, University of Cape Town, 2000, University of Virginia, 2002, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2002, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003. Atlantic Council, university representative. Member of European Union intellectual summit, 2004.

MEMBER: American Political Science Association (chair of European politics and society section, 2000–03), European Union Studies Association, Social Science and History Association, European Community Studies Association, New England Political Science Association (member of executive council, 1999–2001), Eastern Sociological Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Brandeis University, grants from Mazer Fund, 1994, 1996, 1998, and Center for European and German Studies, 1999, and Mazer faculty research awards, 2002, 2003; grants from Florence Gould Foundation, Council for European Studies at Columbia University, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, all 1995, European Science Foundation, 1997, and U.S. Institute of Peace, 2004; additional grants from British Academy and Danish Social Science Research Council.


(Editor, with Louise A. Tilly, and contributor) European Integration in a Social and Historical Perspective: 1850 to the Present, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 1997.

War and Welfare: Europe and the United States, 1945 to the Present, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1998, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2001.

(Editor, with Charles S. Maier, and contributor) Has Liberalism Failed Women? Assuring Equal Representation in Europe and the United States, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor to books, including The Rationality of the Welfare State, edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen and Jørn Loftager, Scandinavian University Press, 1996; The Welfare State, edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Jeffrey Paul, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1997; Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism, edited by Herbert Kitschelt and others, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1998; Hidden Assets: Value and Decision-making in the NHS, edited by Bill New and Julia Neuberger, King's Fund (London, England), 2002; and The New Deal and the Triumph of Liberalism, edited by Sidney Milkis and Jerry Mileur, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 2003. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including World Politics, Social Philosophy and Policy, and Scandinavian Political Studies.

WORK IN PROGRESS: European Muslims: Political Leadership and the Representation of a New Islam.

SIDELIGHTS: Jytte Klausen told CA: "I write about the transformations of political and public life wrought by large-scale historical events, such as war, economic crisis, global migration, or sexual liberation. My personal experience as an immigrant, a woman, and the last child of a large family tied to an agrarian lifestyle that has largely disappeared, influences my choice of topics. History plays tricks with people's understanding of the nation and the value systems that inform political decision-making. I am currently working on a book about the integration (and non-integration) of a new social group in Europe: immigrants whose cultural practices and political commitments come from Islam. Europeans had, for centuries, very little experience with immigration and non-Christian religions, and accommodation to both has proven very difficult."